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Maria Sharapova out of US Open

Updated: August 22, 2013, 1:18 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Maria Sharapova pulled out of the US Open on Wednesday because of a right shoulder injury.

The U.S. Tennis Association announced the 2006 champion's withdrawal.

Sharapova has played only one match on tour since her second-round loss at Wimbledon in June.

"Maria Sharapova is one of the great warriors of the tennis world," USTA Executive Director and COO Gordon Smith said. "If she withdrew, there's a serious issue."

Sharapova originally was ...

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